VoiceThread. You can upload pictures and create an audio narrative to go along with them. In addition, audio and video comments can be left by visitors. VoiceThread is free for educators, and promises to stay that way. You can insert images from a photo sharing site like flickr or Picasa or from a file on your computer.
Not sure what book to read next? Type in the title and author of a book you like and Book Seeker will find you another like it.
xtimeline Don't be limited by the time-line concept. There are many ways to creatively use the time-line - biographies, public service, history education and for debate over current issues.
Animoto.They bill themselves as "the end of slide shows". Animoto creates amazing montages of sound and images. You upload images, chose some music and Animoto customizes a video from the stills. The results are exciting, and make great closers for a PowerPoint.
Even better, there is now Animoto for Education It takes just minutes to create a video that will bring your lessons to life. Post/embed videos elsewhere or download them for in-class presentations. The case studies are truly inspiring. Animoto creates amazing montages of sound and images. You upload images, chose some music and Animoto customizes a video from the stills. The results are wonderful.
Diffen lets you compare, contrast and find the difference between any two things. Way cool.
Tired of those same old PowerPoint, poster board, and paper presentations? Try Go!Animate and design a cartoon to show what you know.
PicLits Remember those poetry fridge magnets? Now try it online with pictures - what a great way to to inspire the creative writing process! You can drag and drop the images and the words or you can go 'freestyle' and add your own text.
Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
Community Walk. Students can use this to describe field trips, report on historical events, and do other mapping applications. Very easy to use.
Edublogs.TV, the newest tool from Edublogs, the best educational blogging tool in the world. Edublogs.TV is a “video-hosting site dedicated to education.” You can upload videos, such as educationally useful ones from YouTube, and then Edublogs.TV does magic to it so that schools can access them when the original site might be blocked.
My Studiyo is the best way to create online tests and quizzes. It’s easy to use, you can include multimedia, and others can add questions that are moderated before they appear.
Tikatok It’s a new site that is a real find for English Language Learners, French and Spanish Second Language, and lots of others. Users can create online books that they write and illustrate. They can collaborate online to develop their book.
Graspr a site where users can upload and watch how-to videos about almost anything. The viewer can also write online notes about what they see — while they’re watching.
Footnote allows students to access thousands of primary source documents and photos, and easily create online history reports. Their URLs can then be posted, and students can also leave comments on their peers’ reports.
Zunal is an easy way for teachers and students to create webquests. You can also use Zunal to create much simpler “online scavenger hunts.” At their most basic, it can be a series of questions, along with links to websites where the information can be found. Zunal also acts as the host for the webquest or scavenger hunt after its been created.
Weebly - I would be remiss not to include this, since I used it to build this page! Weebly is very easy set up and the fast intuitive menu helps to build websites very quickly. Uploading images is really simple, and the the Manage Pages section is very clear and helpful in putting together the menu. The easy menu system may be particularly suitable for those that are not overly confident with ICT.